For your Tuscan farm vacation I highly recommend Agriturismo Villa Cuiano located just east of Cortona. This is "deep Italy" in a forested hillside accessed by a twisty dirt road. Secluded and peaceful, the buildings show the artisanal care taken by their restorer, inside and out. The interiors are classic Tuscan with exposed beams, terracotta tile floors and gorgeous tiled bathrooms and kitchens with all the amenities. Even some furniture handcrafted by the owner's artisan father. Outside there is a pool with marvelous views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Also a large BBQ grill and a tiny playground for the kids. Your gracious host Franco is helpful and fluent in English. If you like natural beauty and serenity this is your place.
Ed Pope Irvine, CA